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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 7:00 am

Virtually unknown for two decades, Doves Landing is a is on the verge of being “found.”

Located at the confluence of the Occoquan River and the Cedar Run and Broad Run tributaries, the pristine 235-acre of woods and wetlands near Lake Jackson could eventually be opened to the public should the Prince William County Board of Supervisors approve a comprehensive plan amendment during a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 19.

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  • Red Pinkerton posted at 9:42 pm on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

    Red Pinkerton Posts: 6

    I saw a Milamore there once...

  • james Phelps posted at 9:02 pm on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

    james Phelps Posts: 1

    I can not share in the warm embrace that surrounds the "victory" at Dove's Landing. 12 months ago, "blowback from the surrounding community and a legal tussle with the housing developer" led the BOCS to vote in a zoning change for the Oaks III developmen in the Occoquan District. It is now, by the way, for sale, as foreseen many the residents and supporters. Here, at the bottom of the hill, we remember the majority of the BOCS chiding us for our lack of vision, and reminding us that we are falling behind Stafford County because we need more commercial development. Despite my regard for Marty Nohe, I can not fathom why the Coles District should have the protections and benefits denied the citizens of the Occoquan District. I therefore call upon the PWBOCS to not only vote against the contemplated Comprehensive Plan Amendment, but to seek offers to sell the Dove's Landing Property to the highest bidder with the intent of developing it as a commercial property and increasing our tax base. The proceeds from the sale can go to support existing parks and recreation centers all over the county or even to make the needed repairs to the Lake Jackson Dam. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

  • MexicanStewie posted at 7:17 pm on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

    MexicanStewie Posts: 17

    Actually, without the dam the creek and riparian zone would eventually return to its natural free-flowing state and be prettier, just like hundreds of other creeks across the state. Now that the ballooning cost to repair the aging dam is coming to light, everyone will realize the dirty little secret of Lake Jackson -- the dam was originally built for the private recreational use of Lake Jackson residents, and county taxpayers are footing the bill with no public access or benefit in return.

  • Barryr posted at 9:32 am on Fri, Jan 18, 2013.

    Barryr Posts: 1

    There's not going to be very much water to see from the shoreline if something is not done to stop the water from flowing through the toe drains at Lake Jackson Dam. Hopefully the county will find the funds needed to complete the repairs. See the link below for details regarding the dam issues.